Traffic Alert: Semi hauling a large bulldozer slams into bridge, closes I-76 eastbound

AKRON, Ohio – A crash has closed I-76 eastbound at the East Avenue bridge Monday morning, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

A semi hauling a large bulldozer was heading towards the East Avenue bridge when it slammed into the bridge because it was too tall, causing it to flip over, according to OSHP.

A passenger car then struck the bulldozer after it fell off the bed of the semi-truck trailer.

Troopers did not report any injuries in the two-vehicle crash.

The bulldozer is currently under the bridge. The East Avenue Bridge is closed for structure inspection.

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Mike Vielhaber@MVielhaber

Scene video: I-77 south and I-76 east CLOSED in Akron at East Avenue. Truck hauling a bulldozer hit the East Ave bridge and the machine flipped off the trailer. Tow trucks here but this will take hours.

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OSHP says I-76 eastbound will remain closed for an unknown amount of time. Drivers should take the detour route set at I-76 eastbound Kenmore to I-277 eastbound to I-77.